Beyond Chutney: The Sambols of Sri Lanka
If it's getting too chilly for you, add some tropical heat to your meals! Somewhere between Condiment and miniature Side Dish, an infinite variety of sambols add spice and zing to all Sri Lankan meals. Similar to Indian chutneys, sambols are characterized by a liberal use of chilies and wide range of flavors - sweet, hot, sour and salty. Often all at the same time!
As well as preparing tomato, coconut, jackfruit, mint and dried chile sambols, we'll discuss the cuisine of Sri Lanka in general and its Indian, Portuguese and African influences and how you can incorporate these sambols into any Western meal. You'll need something to scoop up all your hyper-flavored creations so we'll also learn to make cooling Sri Lankan coconut/rice flour flat breads.